1957

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Jerry Woodward's 1929 Ford Model-A Roadster, "Thunder Road", of Utah was completed in 1957. The car was pinstriped by Tommy the Greek and it featured a mural on the glove box by Dean Jeffries. Jerry won the America's Most Beautiful Roadster award with the car at the 1957 National Roadster Show in Oakland.
Jack Schleich's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe of Oceanside, New York was first built in 1957. This is how it appeared in 1958.
Ron Guidry's 1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe
The second version of Santo Vasques' 1950 Chevrolet was scalloped by Larry Watson in 1957. According to Larry, it was the wildest scallop paint-job he did that year.
Buddy Alcorn's 1950 Mercury as it looked after Dick Jackson updated it in 1957.
Chuck Sanders' 1951 Oldsmobile, The Black Panther, as it appeared in 1957.
John Bozio's 1953 Buick Roadmaster of East Hartford, Connecticut was restyled between 1956 and 1957.
Don Chaves' 1953 Mercury, after it was restyled for the second time in 1957.
The third version of Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air, The Moonglow, was completed in 1957.
Bobby Yamazaki's 1954 Mercury was completed in 1957. The car was destroyed in the Barris Kustoms shop fire only hours after it was ready for delivery.
The first version of John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury of Parsippany, New Jersey was restyled by Korky's Kustom Shop in 1957.
Tad Hirai's 1955 Buick Century was restyled in 1957.
Dick Gonzales' 1955 Studebaker as it looked in 1957. This version was known as Strawberries and Cream.
An early version of Eric Bracher's 1956 Chevrolet as it appeared in 1957
The first version of Ron Aguirre's 1956 Chevrolet Corvette, The X-Sonic as it looked in 1957 after Ed Roth had painted and pinstriped it for the first time.
Joe Crisafulli's 1956 Oldsmobile of San Jose, California. Joe was a member of the San Jose Rod and Wheelers car club, and the Olds was restyled during the summer of 1957.
Jack James' 1957 Buick Special received a flame-paint-job by Larry Watson in 1957.
The first version of Darol Jorgenson's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette as it looked in 1957.
David Rolin's 1957 Ford of Sacramento, California was restyled by Dick Bertolucci of Bertolucci Body & Fender Shop and Harris' Body Shop between 1956 and 1958. This photo shows the car under construction in 1957.
Dick Jackson's 1957 Ford of Compton, California was restyled late in 1956 or early in 1957. Dick, who started out at Barris Kustoms ran his own shop Advanced Custom Paints in Compton, California when the Ford was restyled. Later on in 1957, Dick traded the Ford with Buddy Alcorn for his 1950 Mercury.
Jerry DeVito's 1957 Ford Fairlane of San Jose, California. The first version of Jerry's Ford, known as the Maze, was restyled in 1957, featuring custom body work and paint by Wirth's Body Shop, and a scallop paint job by Joe Crisafulli of J & J Auto Painting. Jerry was a member of the San Jose Rod and Wheelers car club.
A Crash Helmet Magazine group shot of some Cut-Outs of Long Beach members taken in 1957. The members in the photo are, from left to right Ron Dulin and Dick Gonzales. The two gentlemen in the center are un-identified, while Glenn and Gary Thorton sits on the right side. The guys are posing in front of Ron Dulin's 1956 Plymouth Fury, the "Strawberries and Cream" version of Dick Gonzales' 1955 Studebaker Speedster and Gary Thorton's Pickup truck. Photo from The Cut Outs of Long Beach Photo Collection.
The 2nd annual Portland Roadster Show was held October 18 thru 20, 1957 at the Multnomah County Fair Grounds in Gresham, Oregon.


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In 1957 Gene Winfield came up with his famous faded, blended candy paint job technique. The technique was discovered after he tried to blend two candy colors together. The faded paint job is a trademark of Gene Winfield, and he has been traveling all over the world laying his famous paint jobs.


Contents

Hot Rods Built or Completed in 1957

Jerry Woodward's 1929 Ford Model-A Roadster
Jack Schleich's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe


Custom Cars Restyled or Completed in 1957

Herb Gary's 1949 Plymouth - The Aztec
Pete Millino's 1950 Ford Convertible
Buddy Alcorn's 1950 Mercury
Chuck Sanders' 1951 Oldsmobile - The Black Panther
Mary Kolbert's 1952 Chevrolet Bel Air
Rod & Custom Magazine’s Dream Truck was completed in 1957. The build took 4 years.
John Bozio's 1953 Buick Roadmaster
Don Chaves' 1953 Mercury
Bobby Yamazaki's 1954 Mercury
John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury - The Mysterian
Dean Jeffries' 1956 Porsche 356 Carrera
Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet - The Moonglow
Tad Hirai's 1955 Buick Century
Dick Gonzales' 1955 Studebaker
Eric Bracher's 1956 Chevrolet
Ron Aguirre's 1956 Chevrolet Corvette - The X-Sonic
Bob Palladino's 1957 Buick Century - The Candy Wagon
Jack James' 1957 Buick Special
Darol Jorgenson's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Dick Jackson's 1957 Ford
Jerry DeVito's 1957 Ford Fairlane - The Maze


Custom Cars Destroyed in 1957

Ron Guidry's 1936 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Bobby Yamazaki's 1954 Mercury
Joe Crisafulli's 1956 Oldsmobile


Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs Established in 1957

Haulin' Gents


Custom Car and Hot Ros Shows Held in 1957

Portland Roadster Show




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